Necessity is the mother of invention. Nothing new there, and that is a creed by which Bonnie Tyler lives. Repurposing things is a common occurrence in her home. So frequent, in fact, that many hacks frequently go unnoticed, and are discarded without any recognition. So it wasn’t unusual to find her searching for a solution to her latest annoyance, that of peeling hard-boiled eggs. What was unusual is that this time she really had something. The two tenets for moving ahead with an invention are:
#1. find something most of the population hates doing, and
#2. find a simple solution, one that might evoke the comment “Why didn’t I think of that.”
Sheila Torgan joined in to help design and develop the first prototypes which were printed in the Westport Library where there was a well-equipped Maker’s Space. Spitting out various configurations on the 3D printer was a quick and easy way to test the latest idea. The library instructors gave wonderful guidance and support, including their main instructor, an 11-year-old boy with a full understanding of how these incredible printers worked.
With overwhelming encouragement from family and friends, Bonnie and her business partner Sheila decided they needed to take this to the next step. They thoughtfully lined up what was needed, and with shear panic in their hearts and a hole in their retirement funds, they proceeded.